ELAINE’S TOP WRITING TIP: Writing is a profession. Like any other profession, you need to invest time and money to learn how to be the best. Learn the craft by taking lots of workshops and make sure your manuscript is the best it can be before it goes out by paying an editor to find your mistakes. A writer is far too close to their work to see the mistakes they have made.
Elaine Ouston lives in Queensland, Australia. She has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing. She edits for other writers, is managing editor at Morris Publishing Australia, and has set up a writers’ centre, Gondor Writers’ Centre, in Kilcoy, Qld where she teaches writing to adults and children.
Her four published children’s books vary from a picture book to two books in a fantasy series, The Mystery of Nida Valley, for 9–16 year-olds. She…
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